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Service officials begin pre-assessment at W.Va.'s Elk River spill Elk River, WV
Restoration moving forward as part of $21 million Palmerton natural resource damages settlement Alpine property
Officials propose projects for second round of Housatonic River settlement funds Shady Maple Farm
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NRDAR

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What we do

When hazardous substances enter the environment, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources can be injured. The Service and other Department of Interior, state, tribal and federal partners act as trustees for these resources through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program.

The Service is responsible for National Wildlife Refuges, endangered and threatened species, migratory birds, and other natural resources. Trustees identify the natural resources injured, determine the extent of the injuries, recover damages from those responsible, and plan and carry out natural resource restoration activities.

The primary benefit of the NRDAR Program is that injured natural resources can be restored at no cost to the American taxpayers. Instead, the parties responsible for the injuries pay for the restoration. Some contaminated sites, such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are well known. However, the Service is working on more than 40 NRDAR sites in the Northeast alone.

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Last updated: January 15, 2014